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GEDSB faces new, varied challenges: Chair

Grand Erie District School Board Chair Greg Anderson says the upcoming year will bring new and varied challenges. In his inaugural address last (Monday) night, Anderson says decisions about pupil accommodations must be made and be well thought out. He

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Brantford enterintg roundabout debate

Brantford could the join Cambridge, Hamilton, Oxford County and other municipalities to install roundabouts to ease traffic congestion. Councillor Dan McCreary, who’s spearheading the plan, says it’s an idea whose time has come. He says potential locations include intersections at

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Leafs look to snap two-game skid

The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to snap a string of back-to-back losses when they take on the Hurricanes in Carolina in one of 10 games on tonight’s busy N-H-L schedule. Toronto will be without forward Zach Hyman, who’s serving

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Bay, Wall streets higher

Canada’s main stock index was higher in late-morning trading, boosted by gains in the consumer staples sector as well as in financial and industrial stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 69.40 points at 14,797.68. In New York, the Dow

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Flurries, then milder

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: mainly cloudy with flurries. Windy (southwest 20-40 km/h). High zero. Tonight: flurries, about 1 centimetre, the partial clearing overnight.  Windy (west 20-30 km/h). Low minus 6. Tomorrow:  sunny breaks in the morning, cloudy in the

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“Ralph the Internet” dials up top spot at box office

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is again fixed at the top of the box office list. The movie remains number one for a third straight week, as Hollywood remains in a holding pattern as Christmas approaches. The Disney animated sequel lead

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Early Christmas present for 4-H Canada

Farm Credit Canada has provided more than $114-thousand to 233 4-H clubs to support various activities and local events. The Club Fund is part of FCC’s $250,000 annual commitment to 4-H. The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500

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Pep, Cinnamon kick off Brant’s 12 days of Fire Safety

Pep the Fire Safety Elf and Cinnamon, the reindeer, are the mascots for a very important campaign in Brant County. They’ll kick off the 12 days of Fire Safety starting Wednesday. Fire Prevention Officer, Doug Kellam urges everyone to test

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War veteran’s mobility scooter recovered

A mobility scooter belonging to a local World War Two veteran has been recovered. The vehicle was recovered by city police last evening, stripped of its canopy. Social media erupted when a brazen thief stole the new scooter Saturday belonging

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Brantford man located

Update: Brantford Police say Scott Bell has been located. — Brantford Police are trying to find a 53-year-old man. Scott Bell was last seen in the Dalhousie and Queen Street area last Monday (December 3rd). He’s known to frequent the

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Simcoe girl calls 9-1-1 after mom orders her to clean up room

This may rank up there with one of the more unusual 9-1-1 calls. A 9-year-old girl in Simcoe called to report that her parents were making her clean her room. The upset child called 9-1-1 just before 4 0’clock Saturday

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Nobel prize presented to Waterloo professor

A University of Waterloo physicist is among those collecting one of science’s highest honours today. Professor Donna Strickland is one of three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics. The Nobel committee says Strickland and a French scientist will

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Miami stuns New England in last play win

IT'S A MIAMI MIRACLE! 😱😱😱 #FinsUp#NEvsMIA — NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2018 The New England Patriots will have to wait at least another week to clinch their 10th straight A-F-C East title. Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards

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Gas prices edge higher

Prices range from .93 to $1.10 a litre as of 4:00 this morning. Brantford/ Brant: $1.00-$1.10 Hamilton: .93-$1.10 Burlington: .96-$1.10 Milton: $1.01-$1.10 Oakville, Mississauga: .99-$1.10 Kitchener-Waterloo:  .96-$1.10 Cambridge: .95-$1.10 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: .95-$1.08 Simcoe: .93 Dunnville: .96 Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll:

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Cloudy, scattered flurries to start week

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: cloudy with a chance of flurries.  High zero. Tonight: mainly cloudy, chance of flurries.  Low minus 6. Tomorrow: scattered flurries.  Up to 2 centimetres. High minus one. Wednesday:  sunny. High minus 2. Thursday: cloudy with

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